About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.
The latest trend in roofing is infrared technology. Professionals are now able to use it to detect leaks with greater accuracy than ever before. If you have never heard of how infrared technology can detect roof leaks, you probably have some questions about it.
How Does The Technology Work?
A professional roofer will use a camera to take infrared photos of your home's roof. Instead of taking a traditional photograph, the camera gives a readout of different temperatures. With a single picture, a professional roofer can detect what parts of your roof are cool, signaling where a potential leak might be.
The color red is used to indicate hot spots, while blue is used to indicate the cool spots. Everywhere in between will be yellow. For example, leaks will cause the infrared photo to be blue, as water is collecting and moisture is present.
What Roofing Materials Can Infrared Technology Be Used With?
You will be glad to know that your roofing material will not limit the ability to take infrared photos. Asphalt, rubber, metal, wood and ceramic tile roofs will all work with an infrared camera.
What Weather Conditions Are Ideal For Infrared Photos?
You will need to wait for a day that is dry and sunny to take infrared photos of your roof. Since the camera uses temperature to detect potential leaks, it needs the warm rays of the sun to help the leaks stand out.
Rain can throw off the readings in the infrared photos, as the whole roof will be cold and blue in color. An overcast day might not make the roof as hot, making leaks not stand out as well as they otherwise could.
How Fast Does An Infrared Camera Speed Up The Roof Inspection Process?
One of the biggest benefits of infrared technology is that your roofing professional can see the photos immediately. Instead of investigating every shingle of your roof by hand, a roofer can quickly take photos that will show instant temperature readings. It will make the whole roof inspection process go quickly.
Is Using An Infrared Camera Invasive?
Traditional roof inspection techniques would involve disrupting the shingles on your roof to inspect for damage. Infrared technology is completely non-invasive, meaning that your roofer can do the inspection from afar instead of being hands on.
By using infrared technology, it will help your roof inspector find any potential leaks you may have in your home.Share
6 January 2015